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Paper Bags, Special New Stamps and Alstroemeria

We drove into town today and walked around so I managed some exercise. My ankles have lost their leaden feeling which I woke up with and I am still pain free…………  We were delighted to find that our local Greengrocer now supplies paper bags rather than plastic – brilliant!

Paper bags for produce – hooray!

There has been a new stamp issue today to commemorate the Suffragettes and the Suffragists and their success in winning the Vote for some women. Those who know me, will know that my Great Granny was a Suffragette and those who receive a Christmas card from us will have one of the special stamps on their envelope! I bought enough today for all our Christmas cards.

Suffragette stamps of all the values

Our lovely bunch of Alstroemeria have opened and are brightening the hall. We had sunshine today and it streamed through the house lightening up the blooms.

Alstroemeria

 

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Hydrangea, Garden Centre and Sunset

I love the delicacy of the skeleton Hydrangea flower in contrast with the still pink bloom.

Hydrangea

In the garden centre, there was a whole display of purple, white and green to make a Suffragette garden.

In the garden centre

Sunset tonight from St Agnes Beacon over to St Ives was quite disappointing until a beautiful pink bloom appeared in the dark grey clouds.

Sunset over St Ives

 

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Colour in the Garden on November 1st 2017

We are delighted that there is so much colour in the garden still, some just one flower on the plant, some a bit ragged but still – lots of colour, twenty eight different plants in flower! I cannot remember all the names so please feel free to help me out!

 

Walk at Dusk

The fading light was lovely for a walk this evening – flowers with a glow, a cat with blue feet and an ethereal weather vane.

 

A Bumblebee, Raindrops and Dracaena Flowers

The sun came out today! We sat out and read our books, had lunch outside and soaked up the glorious warmth. We saw fleeting butterflies, heard bees in the flowers and watched a Bumble bee collecting nectar.

Yesterday’s raindrops were still clinging to the purple Tibuchine Urvilleana in my Suffragette garden.

left behind raindrops

Our Dracaena Palm in the front garden is in blossom again.

Dracaena palm

 
 

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Brown Sugar Bear, Banana Cake and A Sunflower

My lovely Sister-in-Law sent me a brown sugar bear from America and I just love how he keeps the brown sugar from going hard so that it mixes straightaway. He always looks so surprised when I take him out of the bag!

Brown sugar bear

We bought loads of bananas for when the LiveWires were here but they didn’t all get eaten so today I used three very over-ripe ones and a fresh one to make the best Sticky Banana Cake ever!  I’ll post the recipe soon.

Sticky Banana Cake with Raisins

Our walk this afternoon in the mizzle took us past the local allotments where we called in to thank our lovely neighbour for her gift of beans and courgettes. She wasn’t there but I took a photo of one of her beautiful Sunflowers. The beans were very tasty with our supper; the courgettes we have saved for tomorrow.

Pale Sunflower in the Cornish mizzle

 

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A Ruby Wedding Anniversary

Tomorrow will be the Ruby Wedding of two of our very good friends. Here are some pairs of red flowers from our garden for their celebration.

The party this evening was a secret and a huge success!

Balloon

A very special cake for a very special couple

 

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